This weekend offers a wide range of entertainment as America's Got Talent stars, The Texas Tenors, hit the stage at the Paramount, a renowned Beatles tribute show comes to the New Century Theatre, an innovative dance company brings its show to the Ordway, a harrowing drama begins its run at St. Ben's, and Mr. Popper's Peguins wraps up its series at St. John's. Read more in The Weekender!
50-years ago, the ONLY concert The Beatles ever performed in the state of Minnesota happened. A one-day exhibition and sale of the ONLY close-up photographs known to exist of that historic show is going on now.
For those that lived through it, the break up of the Beatles was probably one of the worst break ups they've ever gone through and many blame one person for it, here, Paul McCartney talks about the truth behind the break up and how he felt about it all.
Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.
The Beatles already own at least a dozen Guinness World Records, including Most Recorded Song (‘Yesterday,’ natch), Most No. 1 Singles on the U.S. Chart (an even 20 between 1964-70), and Biggest All-Time Sales for a Band. And on Oct. 5, fans will gather in Liverpool to try and add one more record to the list.
Last week, Mark David Chapman was denied parole for a seventh straight time since serving the minimum of his 20 year to life sentence for shooting Beatle John Lennon. That seems to be what he wants. The convicted killer says that if were granted parole he would “probably stay right where I’m at.”